REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 140
[The Teaching of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi. Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching.]
One can know Absolute Being, or Brahman, only by being identical with Brahman. He cannot know That if it is different from himself. The Self, being Non-Dual Consciousness, cannot know an “other”. The Self, being the sole-existent Consciousness, cannot be known by another. The Self alone can know itself. There would be no use for the countless descriptions of the Absolute by the Scriptures & the holy Sages, & no use for the negation of all limited definitions, if That, the Self, were other than one’s own Self. What purpose would be served by speaking of something that could never be experienced at all ? The negation of attributes & limited definitions of Brahman, as given in such spiritual instructions, must be understood to be the negation of attributes and limited definitions of the Self. If they are to be applied to oneself, they involve the negation of superimposition upon the Self of what is not the Self.
The jnani appreciates the distinctions referring to sound, taste, form, smell, etc. , but he always perceives & experiences the One Reality in all of them. That is why he has no preferences. Whether he moves about, or talks, or acts, it is all the One Reality in which he acts or moves or talks. He sees nothing as apart from the One Supreme Truth.
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“There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.”
– the “no creation” school of Gaudapada, Shankara, Ramana, Nome – Ajata Vada
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